Motorcycle Accident Claims
The vast majority of motorcyclists take pride in their riding and apply skills of anticipation, concentration and expertise while riding on the road. They invariably see past the vehicle ahead as part of this anticipation process. As a result insurance statistics have previously shown that around 1 in 12 motorcyclists will have a motorcycle accident claim each year compared to around 1 in 6 car drivers. However, they cannot anticipate everything and even the best riders and exposed to human error by other drivers on the road.
Statistical data shows that by far the majority of serious motorcycle accidents occur on roads with a speed limit of 60mph at the weekend, with the majority of motorcycle accidents involving cars. In addition, motorcyclists are frequently injured in accidents involving diesel/oil spillages or defective road surfaces.
In collisions car drivers are generally at fault in 2/3 of the accidents, whereas weather conditions are only a factor in about 2% of accidents. The main cause of the accidents is not speed, but the car driver just not seeing the motorcycle.
Injuries to the legs account for 50% of all injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. They are also susceptible to multiple injuries given the nature of collisions and the fact that they can then hit road furniture or other vehicles. Internal injuries can also be common, because while the body might stop moving what is inside takes longer to stop.
Improved helmets and clothing have gone a long way to reducing the severity of injuries (as long as they are worn). However, while crash bars have a tendency to reduce leg injuries they increase upper limb injuries.
We are among Britain's leading specialist motorcycle Solicitors and ride motorcycles ourselves. We have dealt with accident cases ranging from to to and from relatively minor claims to high value lost salary and dependency claims. Whatever your situation, whether you, a friend or a loved one has had an accident, we will be able to help you.
We usually act on a no win-no fee basis, with our fees being recoverable from the other side if you win and nothing to pay for our time if you lose. Whether you have fallen foul of the motorist who was not looking or the motorist who failed to see you when they did, we are able to help. You do not have to settle for whoever your insurer appointed to act for you. If you are not happy with your current representation you are free to change at any time.
We do not allow unqualified staff to work on a motorcycle claim. You would be amazed at the number of firms who allow trainee solicitors or unqualified staff (usually referred to as litigation executives) to represent clients without telling them. When you ring up do you always get to talk to the same person, or to their "assistant". Do you really know who is doing the work on your case?
We are known experts in the field and if you have legal expenses insurance already then this can normally be transferred to us.
Ring us for a no obligation discussion about your case on 01296 662770 during the normal working day or on 07973 424178 anytime. Alternatively, send us an e-mail and we will respond as soon as we can. We are available 24/7 to help you.
If you need our help, either e-mail us anytime, or call 01404 861868.